Hungary's Nagaarum have returned with a new recording which shows the music going for a mixture of black, doom metal psychedelic, ambient and noise and this is a review of their 2020 album "Covid Diaries" which was released by Aesthetic Death.
Ambient style synths start off the album while spoken word parts can also be heard a few seconds later along with some drum beats, Distorted sounding drones can also be heard at times as well as some clean singing also being added into some parts of the music and the slower sections of songs also add in elements of doom metal.
Grim black metal screams are also a very huge part of the recording while dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark yet melodic style along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them.
Some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length along with all of the songs also having a different sound from each other. At times the music also gets very psychedelic sounding as well as adding in some touches of noise, aggressive and angry shouts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording,
Operatic female vocals can also be heard briefly as well as all of the music also sticks to a slower direction and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing can also be heard along with one song also adding in some clear male vocals, some tracks also add in more of a sci-fi and apocalyptic orientated atmosphere. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the Covid 19 pandemic.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Nagaarum and if you are a fan of black, doom metal, psychedelic, ambient and noise, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The First Ingredient" and "Liquid Tomorrow". 8 out of 10.